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  • Workshops
    • DySoC and NIMBioS are to host an investigative workshop on Extending the Theory of Sustainability (Dec 5-7, 2018) organized by P. J. Richerson, E. Fenichel, and S. Gavrilets; more details to follow.
    • DySoC and NIMBioS are to host an investigative workshop on Human Origins 2021 (Feb 15-16, 2019) organized by S. Gavrilets, F. de Waal, and P. J. Richerson.
  • Seminars. DySoC and NIMBioS host a series of seminars on topics related to social complexity, held at NIMBioS in Room 206, Claxton Building, 1122 Volunteer Blvd. Monthly seminars will resume in the Fall 2018 semester.
  • Publications, talks, meetings, media coverage, etc.
    • June 2018
    • DySoc Critical Workshop Modeling Complex Systems in Archaeology was held at NIMBioS Jun 9-10.
    • Simon Carrignon, a PhD student at the Barcelona Supercomputing Center, is visiting Alex Bentley's lab. Simon studies cultural evolution using agent-based models. His recent projects include modeling the co-evolution of trade and culture in past societies and modeling proportionate selection in cultural evolution. Simon also participated in the DySoC archaeology workshop.
    • May 2018
    • New paper: G. Siopsis et al. 2018. Quantum prisoners’ dilemma under enhanced interrogation. Quantum Inf Process 17:144. [Link]
    • New paper: S. Gavrilets et al. 2018. Understanding homosexuality: moving on from patterns to mechanisms. Archives of Sexual Behavior 47:27–31. [Link]
    • S. Collins-Elliot gave a talk on "The Distribution and Mass Consumption of Wine through Maritime Networksin the Central Mediterranean, ca. 400 BCE – 50 CE" at the Theoretical Roman Archaeology Conference in Edinburgh, UK. Apr 12.
    • S. Collins-Elliot gave a talk on "Measuring Rural Economic Development through Categorical Data Analysisin Southern Etruria and Latium (400 BCE – 50 CE)" at 19th International Congress of Classical Archaeology, Cologne/Bonn, German. May 23.
    • S. Gavrilets gave a talk on "Evolution of institutions for collective action: contrasting selective imitation and self-interested design" at the conference on Socio-physics and Socio-engineering (Moscow, Russia), May 23-25, 2018.
    • B. Prins will take over as lead editor of International Studies Quarterly Jan 1, 2019. [announcement]
    • April 2018
    • New paper: L. Perry et al. Collective Action Problem in Heterogeneous Groups with Punishment and Foresight. J. Stat. Phys. [Link]
    • S. Gavrilets gave a talk on Modeling the evolutionary origins and dynamics of social complexity at the conference Models in Population Dynamics, Ecology, and Evolution – MPDEE-18 (Leicester, UK), Apr 9-13, 2018.
    • S. Gavrilets gave a talk on Closer than brothers: The evolution of extreme cooperation via shared dysphoric experiences at the Social, Decision, and Organizational Sciences program, U. of Maryland, Apr 23, 2018.
    • O. Manaev gave a talk on Independent Public opinion polling vs. authoritarian state (A case of Belarus) at AAPOR's 73rd Annual Conference in May in Denver, Session: From Russia to Mexico: Election Polls Around the World
    • May 31-June 2, 2018 Baker Center Global Security Conference on Peacebuilding in Conflict and Post-Conflict Societies hosted by K. Wiegand and B. Prins
    • DySoC was mentioned in the State of the University Address by President DiPietro (Feb 28, 2018) and featured in the Discover video.
    • Brandon Prins gave a talk at Texas A&M Univ. — Panel On Interdisciplinary Nuclear Security. Feb 8, 2018. Flyer
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